1826-1893
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December 16, 1826, Clerkenwell, Middlesex, England.

June 15, 1893, Torquay, Devonshire, England.

Torquay, Devonshire, England.

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Ellerton graduated from Trinity College, Cambridge, and entered the ministry in 1850. He served as Vicar at St. Nicholas’, Brighton, and Crewe Green, Cheshire. He was a recognized authority on hymns, contributed to Hymns Ancient and Modern, and wrote or translated over 80 hymns. His works include:

  1. Again the Morn of Gladness
  2. Another Day Begun!
  3. Before the Day Draws Near Its Ending
  4. Behold Us, Lord, a Little Space
  5. Bride of Christ, Whose Glorious Warfare
  6. Come Forth, O Christian Brothers
  7. Day Thou Gavest, Lord, Is Ended, The
  8. Father, Name of Love and Fear
  9. From East to West, from Shore to Shore
  10. Giver of the Perfect Gift
  11. God, Creator and Preserver
  12. God of the Living, in Whose Eyes
  13. God, the Omnipotent!
  14. Hail to the Lord Who Comes
  15. House of Our God
  16. In the Name Which Earth and Heaven
  17. Joy! Because the Circling Year
  18. King, Messiah, Long Expected
  19. King of Saints, to Whom the Number
  20. Lift the Strain of High Thanksgiving
  21. Lord Be with Us, The
  22. Mary at the Master’s Feet
  23. Now the Laborer’s Task Is O’er
  24. O Father, All Creating
  25. O Father, Bless the Children
  26. O Jerusalem the Blissful
  27. O Lord of Life and Death
  28. O Shining City of Our God
  29. O Son of God, Our Captain of Salvation
  30. O Strength and Stay
  31. O Thou in Whom Thy Saints Repose
  32. O Thou Who Givest Food to All
  33. O Thou Whose Beauty Fills the Earth
  34. Oh How Fair the Morning Broke
  35. Our Day of Praise Is Done
  36. Praise Our God for All the Wonders
  37. Praise Our God, Whose Open Hand
  38. Praise to Our God, Whose Bounteous Hand
  39. Praise to the Heavenly Wisdom
  40. Savior, Again to Thy Dear Name!
  41. Shine Thou upon Us, Lord
  42. Sing Alleluia Forth in Duteous Praise
  43. This Day the Lord’s Disciples Met
  44. This Is the Day of Light
  45. Thou in Whose Name the Two or Three
  46. Thou Who Sentest Thine Apostles
  47. Thou Who Wearied by the Well
  48. Throned upon the Awful Tree
  49. We Sing the Glorious Conquest
  50. Welcome, Happy Morning!
  51. When the Day of Toil Is Done